Netflix is capitalising on the incredible popularity of its Korean hit series Squid Game with a new reality show.
The new programme will be in the form of a competition inspired by the horrific challenges contestants have to not only endure, but survive on the drama, which was recently announced to be returning for a season two.
Squid Game: The Challenge will see contestants competing for a whopping $4.56million (£3.7million), which will be the biggest cash prize in TV history.
While challenges won't actually be life or death, contestants can expect the show to describe them as such.
Producers are urging fans to apply to be in with a chance of becoming one of the 456 players.
Billed as "the biggest reality competition ever," the hot new series was announced at the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday.
Netflix also claimed that as well as giving out the largest winnings ever, the show will also feature the biggest cast ever assembled.
“Squid Game took the world by storm with [director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s] captivating story and iconic imagery,” Vice President Brandon Riegg said.
“We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.
"Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever.
"[It will be] full of tension and twists, with the biggest-ever cash prize at the end," the Netflix boss added.
The first season will feature 10 episodes, one more than its sister drama series.
Casting for Squid Game: The Challenge is now open for applications at SquidGameCasting.com, and Netflix is seeking contestants from all around the world.
Despite the original series being filmed in Korean, contestants must be able to speak English fluently in order to understand gameplay instructions over a speaker.
The new reality series is being produced by ITV Studios and will be filmed in the UK.
It comes as Netflix just announced Squid Game has been officially renewed for a second season.
Posting the exciting news all over their social channels, the company also released a brand new image teasing there will be plenty more danger to come.
The dystopian drama series became the streaming giant’s “biggest TV show ever” following its release last year.
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